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Language: Nemi (East cost area)

Source/Author:  F. OZANNE-RIVIERRE & A-G.HAUDRICOURT 
Identifiers:  ISO-639-3:nem  Glottocode: nemi1240 
Notes:  The lexical data used here come from the book writen by two linguists : Françoise OZANNE-RIVIERRE and André-Georges HAUDRICOURT, Dictionnaire thématique des langues de la région de Hienghène (Nouvelle-Calédonie) : PIJE – FWÂI – NEMI – JAWE (published in 1982).
This book presents a thematic lexicon and a phonological comparaison of four languages, based on several fieldworks made by André-Georges HAUDRICOURT (in 1959) and Françoise OZANNE-RIVIERRE (1973, 1976, 1978).
The lexicon is translating french words into those four targeted languages. They are spoken on the north-west side of the Grande Terre island in New Caledonia.
- If for an english word in the list, there are several lexical item including one single lexical unit, a compound (i.e made of several lexical units), or even a word resulting of a derivation, the word being a single lexical unit has been retained before anything else
- If more than one word in Nemi, Jawe, has been found for a single english word, some specifications about the use of the different words not being morphological variables have been, when possible, provided in the 'Author annotation' column
- As the authors provide sometimes the lexical item form within and out of a possessive construction (note that there is two types of possession in this language : alienable and unalienable), we have decided to retain the corresponding forms provided for unalienable possession, althought the possessive personal pronoun itself has not been retained. Only the word with a dash (for instance 'cii-', 'his/her skin') has been entered along with the world out of possessive contructions, when showed by the authors
Some worlds have different forms depending on the geographical location. Those locations to which are related those different forms are put in parenthesis ('T' is for Tendo and 'C' is for Coulna)
 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Remote Oceanic:New Caledonian:Northern:North:Nemi 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
5 to walk      
29 to sniff, smell      
50 to dream      
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce      
80 to split word info      
106 snake      
118 grass      
140 dry word info      
190 other      
191 all      
208 Fifty word info      
210 One Thousand word info      
177 this -ⁿda      
54 man/male -kaʝuk   22  
178 that -ŋena Used for far away from the speaker participants    
178 that -ŋeni Used for close to the speaker participants    
54 man/male -ɣaʝuk   22  
81 sharp cac      
96 dog cawek   45  
12 skin ci:-   1  
108 louse word info ci:k b.    
102 rat ci:ᵐbwi      
86 to grow word info cim Means 'to grow', 'to spread' for the branches or parts of a plant    
89 to hold word info cimwi   1  
6 road/path cne:ⁿdan      
172 to climb word info corai      
181 where? word info e Without movement    
181 where? word info e: With movement    
181 where? word info eve With movement    
160 painful, sick fali:c      
40 to drink felo 'to drink a tea' 67  
40 to drink feloi 'to drink a tisane'    
98 egg fi The word out of a possessive construction    
98 egg fi:- The word when in a possessive construction    
196 to count fine   26  
98 egg fiʝe- The word when in a construction similar to 'the egg of-'    
22 to fear haⁿga      
7 to come he-me   1  
197 One word info he:c      
207 Twenty word info he:c kha:k      
198 Two word info heluk      
144 to burn word info het      
199 Three word info heʝen      
1 hand hi   10  
100 wing hi-manik      
113 branch word info hi-n ce:k      
20 to know, be knowledgeable hina   116  
138 warm word info hinu   11  
87 to swell word info hiⁿguk Used as an adjective    
103 meat/flesh hmai-      
103 meat/flesh hmave-      
145 smoke word info hmu   2, 76  
145 smoke word info hmu:-      
11 dust hmu:n-ⁿguc   1, 105  
58 wife hno:e-      
55 woman/female hno:k      
112 rotten word info hnʝat   118  
135 lightning hnʝonim      
4 leg/foot ho-   88  
49 to lie down word info ho:k      
16 intestines ho:na The word when out of a possessive construction    
16 intestines ho:ne- The word when in a possessive construction    
180 far ho:t      
37 to eat hu: (C)    
42 to suck huli Means 'to eat by sucking a sugar canna'    
154 short word info humwa a.    
153 big hun      
157 thick word info huⁿɟu      
30 mouth hwa-   36  
38 to chew word info hwai b. Means ' to chew some bark or magnania'    
27 nose hwãⁿdi-   14  
46 to see hwene      
194 how? word info hweᵐbe:      
37 to eat hwi-aman (T) 1, 55  
41 to bite hwi: Means 'to bite in order to eat meat' 57  
90 to dig hʝai 'To dig, to havest (yam)'    
195 no, not hʝan Negative polarity sentence marker    
56 child hʝaok   104  
34 to cry hʝe   80  
123 to flow hʝe      
9 to swim hʝo:m to swim with the head above the water surface' 97  
161 shy, ashamed ka-hũn shy    
72 to hit word info ka:i 'To hit/strike/kill' without any further specification    
74 to kill ka:i      
53 person/human being kac (C) 4  
159 wide kalava   48  
57 husband kalo:-   2, 31  
176 below kare-      
150 yellow kari   14  
163 new kaʝa Those lexical items are used for humans; for new objects, those items are combined with 'gaa', illustrated as followed : 'gaa kaya'    
17 liver kec The word when out of a possessive construction 1  
17 liver kei- The word when in a possessive construction 1  
53 person/human being kha:k (T)    
139 cold word info khim      
95 to fall word info kholok 'to fall by it self'    
49 to lie down word info knoa      
48 to sleep knoule:ŋ      
40 to drink knuⁿdi 'to drink something cold' 6  
40 to drink knuⁿduk 'to drink water' 6  
164 good koa      
195 no, not koi As a reply meaning 'no' 45  
121 sand kon   1  
127 woods/forest kuc   7  
23 blood kura The word out of a possessive construction 1, 45  
23 blood kura:- The word when in a possessive construction 1, 45  
133 rain kut   1  
32 tongue kuvema-   7, 14  
179 near le file-      
192 and ma   2  
75 to die, be dead mac   1  
161 shy, ashamed maic ashamed    
168 day mala   1, 54  
97 bird manik   1  
76 to live, be alive maric      
149 red mia   1, 55  
2 left mo   1, 59  
2 left mo:-   1, 59  
141 wet moⁿguk      
152 small mwaɲ      
110 spider na:k      
109 mosquito na:ⁿguk      
173 at ne      
174 in, inside ne      
131 cloud word info ne:ɲ      
185 we word info nei incl.    
9 to swim nem 'to swim with the head under the water surface'    
185 we word info nemi excl.    
82 dull, blunt neɲ      
205 Nine word info ni-ᵐbovac      
202 Six word info ni-ᵐbwe:c      
203 Seven word info ni-ᵐbweluk      
204 Eight word info ni-ᵐbweʝen      
201 Five word info nim   1, 15  
209 One Hundred word info nim kha:k      
134 thunder niuk   43  
25 neck no:-   18  
111 fish nuk   9  
47 to yawn oahem   19, 30  
120 stone paik   1  
31 tooth paioa-      
206 Ten word info paiⁿdu   12  
64 to say pe:i      
200 Four word info phoec   1, 65  
147 black phom      
130 star piuk   1  
116 flower pmu:-      
151 green pmuɲ      
193 if pmwane      
129 moon pmwe      
28 to breathe po-hʝe:n hnana      
83 to work word info po-poɣa      
128 sky poa   75  
19 shoulder pue-i-      
148 white pulo   3  
100 wing pun-hi-      
99 feather pun-manik The word when in a possessive construction    
26 hair word info pun-ᵐbwa   31  
99 feather puni- The word when out of a possessive construction    
19 shoulder puɣe-i-      
95 to fall word info pwawe      
117 fruit pwe-      
39 to cook word info pwe-ʝilek      
189 who? word info rhu:      
189 who? word info rhu:ⁿde      
188 what? word info ta   1  
171 to hide word info ta-thiɲam      
165 bad, evil ta:c      
84 to plant tami      
92 to open, uncover tami   37  
101 to fly tan   90  
95 to fall word info tawa 'Means 'to fall (for instance a coconut)' 'to fall' without any other specification    
51 to sit taⁿgo   42  
93 to pound, beat word info te:-bi: 'to pound something with the hands (coffee beans for instance)'    
78 to cut, hack word info te:-ᵐbune      
86 to grow word info te:p Used for plants    
44 to hear tena   80  
154 short word info terep b.    
156 thin word info terep   63  
66 to tie up, fasten tha:      
94 to throw word info thai      
137 to blow word info thai a.    
85 to choose thamwi      
157 thick word info thaᵐbo      
78 to cut, hack word info the-ⁿgavi      
142 heavy the:c      
8 to turn word info thewee      
88 to squeeze word info theᵐbile      
18 breast thi   1  
105 tail thiⁿge-      
67 to sew word info thoi      
91 to buy thu:      
45 eye tnama:-      
60 father tnau-      
59 mother tne-      
170 when? word info tne:n      
93 to pound, beat word info to-bi: 'to pound something with the feet'    
169 year tok      
52 to stand tu:t      
137 to blow word info uvi b. 4  
35 to vomit ũⁿda      
158 narrow uᵐbec      
69 to hunt word info vai      
162 old word info vai   71  
69 to hunt word info vap      
181 where? word info ve Without movement 3  
115 root wa:-      
65 rope wãk Means 'rope', or 'liana'    
122 water word info we   2  
182 I wo      
61 house ŋa   1  
33 to laugh ŋa:n   110  
61 house ŋe-   1  
21 to think ɲiɲami      
143 fire ʝa:k      
143 fire ʝa:u-      
63 name ʝale-   1, 18  
63 name ʝat   1, 18  
77 to scratch word info ʝawi      
184 he/she ʝe      
187 they ʝele      
172 to climb word info ʝova-ta      
132 fog ҫa:mat      
36 to spit ҫuma      
107 worm (earthworm) ᵐbe   11  
24 head ᵐbwa-   9  
175 above ᵐbwan-      
62 thatch/roof ᵐbwan-ŋa   19  
79 stick/wood ᵐbwariⁿɟa      
186 you ⁿda:      
136 wind ⁿda:n   1  
13 back word info ⁿdai-      
124 sea ⁿdalik   1  
125 salt ⁿdalik      
126 lake ⁿdan      
146 ash ⁿdap   1  
114 leaf ⁿdo   1  
183 thou ⁿdo      
114 leaf ⁿdo:-      
15 bone ⁿdu The word when out of a possessive construction 2  
68 needle ⁿdu-ᵐbwek      
15 bone ⁿdu:- The word when in a possessive construction 2  
3 right ⁿduhi   24  
166 correct, true ⁿduŋeⁿduk      
155 long word info ⁿgalia      
10 dirty ⁿge:k      
167 night ⁿgen      
104 fat/grease ⁿgere:c      
119 earth/soil ⁿguc      
73 to steal ⁿgune      
43 ear ⁿɟe:na The word when out of a possessive construction 1  
43 ear ⁿɟe:ne- The word when in a possessive construction 1  
14 belly ⁿɟic The word when out of a possessive construction 1  
14 belly ⁿɟie- The word when in a possessive construction 1  

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